Hospital News

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11/12/2009
Quitting Smoking Simplifies Surgical Recovery

Fewer complications, speedier healing awaits ex-smokers, experts say

11/10/2009
Ventilation Positions Comparable in Lung Syndrome Patients

Face up or down doesn't affect death risk for acute respiratory distress, study finds

11/10/2009
The Revolving Door of Heart Failure Hospitalization

Better coordination urged to stem re-admission rate of nearly 1 in 4 people

11/9/2009
Doctors Spending More Time Now With Patients

Quality of care increases with longer doctor visits, researchers add

11/5/2009
Deadly Intestinal Infection Spreading Outside Hospitals

Study finds growing number of C. difficile cases among elderly

11/2/2009
Delays in Lung Cancer Care More Common in Public Hospitals

Age, race, insurance also influence timing between diagnosis and therapy, study finds

11/2/2009
Virulent Strain of MRSA Resists Treatment

Type that causes bloodstream infections can be quickly fatal, study finds

10/30/2009
Patients More Likely to Die While in ICU in U.S. Than in England

More study needed to discern if difference is due to intensive care overuse or underuse

10/30/2009
Antibiotic Resistance Still a Major Public Health Threat

Studies show it's worsening while there are few new drugs in pipeline

10/29/2009
Stroke Centers May Offer Best Shot at Recovery

Specialty facilities are more apt to give needed treatment, and faster, study finds

10/29/2009
17,000 Child Deaths Linked to Lack of Insurance

Kids without coverage are more apt to die while hospitalized, study finds

10/27/2009
Access to U.S. Burn Centers Varies by Region

Northeasterners have best proximity, southerners the worst, study finds

10/21/2009
Intensive Dialysis Doesn't Save Lives of the Sickest

Study finds no difference when compared to routine dialysis

10/21/2009
Stroke Treatment Window May Allow a Bit More Time

Drug given within 4.5 hours still benefits patients, study shows

10/20/2009
Heart Failure Treatment Underused

Two-thirds of patients in U.S. hospitals fail to get recommended therapy, study finds

10/19/2009
Hospital Workers May Trigger Dangerous Outbreaks

Study finds employees who see many patients daily may be key players in spreading germs

10/16/2009
Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER

Study finds more done for youths with chest pain who are white and have private coverage

10/14/2009
As More Cyclists Hit the Road, Serious Injuries Rise

Helmet use, investment in bike lanes could protect more riders, researchers say

10/13/2009
Tired Doctors More Prone to Errors

Long shifts, little sleep raise complication rate for practicing physicians, study finds

10/12/2009
Swine Flu Can Move Quickly to Severe Illness

Canadian, Mexican studies suggest U.S. hospitals need to be ready for surge of cases

10/9/2009
Face Masks for Patients May Leak, Spread Germs

Health-care workers should take precautions, especially given H1N1 pandemic, experts say

10/9/2009
American Heart Association Guidelines Save Lives

Heart attack, heart failure survival better at hospitals given awards for following program

10/8/2009
Health Care Varies From State to State

Where you live really does make a difference, report finds

10/7/2009
Trial Shows Heart Attack Education Makes Little Difference

But new study design might change response times, researcher says

10/3/2009
In Health Care Today, It's Electronic All the Way

Despite telemedicine advances, doctor-patient relationship remains key, experts say

10/2/2009
Fresh Blood Boosts Survival in Trauma Patients

Death risk rises when transfused blood is more than 28 days old, study finds

10/2/2009
Swine Flu Tests Could Swamp Diagnostic Labs

Might lead to delays in tests for other diseases, experts say

10/1/2009
Swine Flu Could Create Hospital Bed Shortage

Report finds demand could exceed supply in 15 states

9/30/2009
Surgical Deaths Linked to Handling of Complications

Staffing and hospital culture play a role, expert contends

9/30/2009
Cooling Helps Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

Study found it lowered risk of neurological problems later

9/30/2009
Doctors May Be Able to Predict Domestic Abuse

Analysis of electronic medical records holds the key, study finds

9/28/2009
Heart Patients Benefit From At-Home Care, Study Finds

Improvements seen in depression, quality of life

9/23/2009
Any Day OK for Heart Bypass Surgery

Timing has no effect on outcome, study finds

9/22/2009
Med Students Posting Unprofessional Messages: Survey

Patient privacy was violated in some instances, schools admit

9/22/2009
Tired, Stressed Docs Make More Mistakes, Study Finds

Experts urge changes throughout medicine to reduce fatigue and distress

9/22/2009
Small Steps May Speed Recovery in ICU Patients

Mild exercise beats bed rest, preliminary study finds

9/18/2009
Ulcer Preventative May Raise Pneumonia Risks

Trend seen in hospital patients also leads to higher costs, study finds

9/17/2009
Childhood Stroke More Common Than Thought

Study finds double the incidence reported previously

9/15/2009
Kidney Injury While Hospitalized May Lead to Future Dialysis

An estimated 45% to 70% of these patients die before discharge, study finds

9/15/2009
Blacks Fare Worse After Cardiac Arrest

Poor hospital care a big reason why, researchers say

9/11/2009
Report Cards for Hospitals May Be Misleading

Ranking by death rates alone doesn't measure severity of cases, researchers say

9/9/2009
MRSA May Succumb to Honey

Anti-microbial benefits of New Zealand variety extend to staph infections, researchers say

9/7/2009
Let Orthopedic Surgery Wait Until Morning When Possible

More minor complications seen with 'after-hours' procedures, study finds

9/3/2009
Mistrust May Cause People to Put Off Treatment

But delaying needed care ends up raising health-care costs, study says

9/1/2009
Sometimes Angioplasty Can Wait

Artery-opening procedure can be done up to 21 hours later with milder heart attacks, study shows

9/1/2009
Government Best Source for U.S. Hospital Data, Study Finds

Magazines that rank facilities don't take all measurements into account

8/26/2009
Newer, Better Tests for Heart Attacks

Troponin assays speed diagnosis, studies show

8/21/2009
Good Trauma Program Boosts Patient Survival

Novices working under direction of senior surgeons have good results, study shows

8/19/2009
Post-Tonsillectomy Codeine May Pose Dangers

Pain medication tied to death of small boy after the procedure, report says

8/18/2009
Ibuprofen Rated Best for Pain of Broken Arms

Study finds kids don't do as well when given acetaminophen with codeine